Welcome to my 15th of each month post as I participate in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, where gardeners from all over the world gather to check out what is blooming in gardens (and inside houses for those of us not in our growing season). As usual, this meme is brought to us by May Dreams Gardens - please be sure to visit her blog, and click on links from other participants. You will see a world of beauty!
In my zone 5 garden in upstate New York, it is nearly winter. Our fall has been mild, with hardly any snow. Since, in a normal winter, we can get between 80 and 100 inches of snow, the lack of snow is mourned by some, but I couldn't be happier. The grass is still green, dandelions are still blooming and as of today, I have one outdoor plant in bloom - a purple alyssum.
I'll share that picture later in the post but first I would like to show you my yellow Christmas cactus. I bought it in November with tiny buds and was quite pleased when the buds started to swell.
And finally, fully open, now showing their yellow, but still with a hint of pink.
My African violets also continue to do well. Here's one of them:
If GBBD had been three days earlier, I would still have had blooming petunias, but a 23 degree night three nights ago put an end to their season.
What's blooming in your garden or on your windowsill?